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No. You don't need to formally consent to hypnosis for it to happen, but you do need to cooperate at some level. Cooperation is one of the essential lements of hypnosis. It is even more important than relaxation or vivid magery. If you do not cooperate, there can be no hypnosis. You don't need to xplicitly recognize that you are cooperating, you just have to have enough rust to relax and focus on the voice of the hypnotist, allowing their words to apture your imagination.

The only things approaching "involuntary" hypnosis would be conditions in which you are drugged, or those where you are confused or distracted, and the need to understand what is going on becomes stronger than your desire to esist hypnosis. Under these conditions, you might temporarily cooperate with hypnotist, and this temporary cooperation could conceivably be built into a tronger trust under the right conditions. Stage hypnotists make extensive use of confusion and distraction tactics to gain temporary compliance. Their actics only work with a subset of people, however, and only up to a point. There is a critical moment with such "shock" inductions when the client either omplies or breaks trust with the hypnotist. In order for them to comply, they must still be willing to cooperate to some degree at that critical point.

Under the influence of drugs strong enough to reduce our critical abilities, hypnosis is also very difficult because it requires some concentration. Drugs re sometimes used by hypnotists with "resistant" clients who are unable to elax, but this also of limited effectiveness since it reduces our ability to oncentrate and follow instructions. Such drugs also reduce our arousal level nd change our biochemical state, making it more difficult to transfer hypnotic suggestions to the waking condition outside of hypnosis. Much of the interesting work done under such "narcohypnosis" is lost when the client omes out of the effect of the drug. Posthypnotic suggestions sometimes emain after narcohypnosis, but they are generally not as effective as those given with full attention during normal hypnosis. The most powerful posthypnotic effect of narcohypnosis is amnesia for hypnosis, and that is probably because of state-dependent memory related to the drug.

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Hypnotism and Self Hypnosis v2

Hypnotism and Self Hypnosis v2

HYPNOTISM is by no means a new art. True, it has been developed into a science in comparatively recent years. But the principles of thought control have been used for thousands of years in India, ancient Egypt, among the Persians, Chinese and in many other ancient lands. Learn more within this guide.

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